Skaggs, Ricky - Kentucky Thunder Lyrics




Daniel Boone cut his way into Kentucky
Indians call that place the dark and bloody ground
They opened up the wilderness with courage
And celebrated with an ol’ hoe down

I grew up in the shadow of the mountains
Where the creeks ran clear and the nine pound hammer swings
My folks taught me to have pride in ol’ Kentucky
And it wells inside me every time I sing

I hear the sound of horse’s hooves
McCoy-Hatfield mountain feuds
The bluegrass music, that’s Kentucky thunder
I hear the rumble from the mines
Up dark hollers the moon still shines
Sweet Kentucky girls are still the wonder

Lord and when I die, that’s where I want to lie
Until ol’ Gable blows his final number
And it rolls across the sky line

Kentucky thunder

My music carried me far from that ol’ home place
But my roots always ran to that rocky soil
Aw you can take the boy from ol’ Kentucky
But you can’t take Kentucky from the boy

I hear the sound of horse’s hooves
McCoy-Hatfield mountain feuds
The bluegrass music, that’s Kentucky thunder
I hear the rumble from the mines
Up dark hollers the moon still shines
Sweet Kentucky girls are still the wonder

Lord and when I die, that’s where I want to lie
Until ol’ Gable blows his final number
And it rolls across the sky line

Kentucky thunder
Kentucky thunder
Kentucky thunder
Kentucky thunder
Kentucky thunder





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  1. Hans PLM

    sounds good on 75% speed as well;)

  2. Kazのチャンネル

    watching from Shibuya.
    they are so great...

  3. Jason Speth

    Just saw Ricky Skaggs in Vermont. Holy Shit! Blown away can't describe it. I'm still smiling!!! 2019.

  4. Marvin Goodman

    To see Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder in concert is an experience that you'll not soon forget... Each member of the group is an extremely talented soloist and together they play some of the best and truest bluegrass you'll ever hear!! They're the best in the land!!

  5. Maurilio Magistroni

    Nice guys. Fantastic live bluegrass!

  6. Justin Blackface

    Playing acoustic solos on "Country Boy?" That stuff ain`t easy. And what number did they close the encore with?? Love it how they give solos to each member of the band at the end.

    michael mullins

    Rawhide!

  7. Justin Blackface

    When you watch this guy play, just remember those are 65 year old hands!!

  8. Jesse Seaborn

    What’s the name of the second song?

  9. Jason Speth

    Doesn't get any better than this folks.

  10. Justin Blackface

    I wonder why he did not include "Same Ole Love" in the country set?

  11. oversoul

    If your feet don't move on their accord when they crank it up, you must be dead!

  12. jeff axthelm

    No one ever mentions the upright bass player, but the solo he takes during the encore is stupendous!

  13. Michael Jones

    Thats right Ricky. Keep it Southern appalachian. Carolina boy here.

  14. Scott M

    I had no idea Leno was so talented.

  15. Blue Mustard

    Country and western and bluegrass are different forms. Country came after bluegrass.

  16. Will Wagner

    Just Incredible! If that doesn’t charge your batteries.....then nothing will!

  17. Dan Ausmus

    Do these guy ever miss or hit a sour note? Yet to see or hear it.

  18. Justin Blackface

    Love Ricky Skaggs. Grew up listening to this guy!!!!!!

  19. Justin Blackface

    30:00 Does the guitar have a "b-bender?"

    Alonzo Garbanzo

    Yup. His little shoulder moves coincide with them bends.

  20. Wesley Walker

    Absolutely amazing.
    Does anyone know if that really is Bill Monroe's old mandolin Ricky is playing?

    Nic Hentges

    It is not, he had a replica made. Bill's is in the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum.

  21. jc6594

    Happy 65th Birthday Ricky Skaggs <3

  22. Justin Blackface

    This concert is a keeper!

  23. Justin Blackface

    Ricky is a musical freak. Watch this guy go from playing mandolin, to electric and acoustic guitar, to fiddle, to vocals. And a great band leader and story teller on stage. Amazing talent!

  24. Cliff Note

    lots of talent up there...

  25. DreamBeliever365

    It just doesn’t get any more talented than this. People... WAKE UP!!!!!!!

  26. DreamBeliever365

    Man, you guys at ridiculous!!!!!!! Bad to the bone!

  27. Chad Simmons

    Oh man fingers flying and perfect sound

  28. Bev Tuft

    Every once in a while I want to hear some Bluegrass......I fill that need with one click- Ricky Skaggs. Why go anywhere else, he's the master.

  29. John M

    What's the second song? The instrumental one after "mountain girls"

    PreWar1934

    Would like to know myself. What a great instrumental.

  30. Chet Duke

    Mosh pit worthy

  31. Vivian Furnish

    Looking forward to seeing Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder in a week in Angola, IN!

  32. Jan de Visser

    This is real country!!!!

  33. Tim Fees

    Ricky's 6-string has a Joe Mills mic

  34. Frank Camiola

    Who is in this band?

    Vivian Furnish

    This lists the members of Kentucky Thunder: https://www.rickyskaggs.com/p/kentucky-thunder

  35. 1ziggymop

    Love them. I usually don't like long hair on older men but on Ricky it looks good

  36. Troy Alcorn

    I am a bit angry right now because I have to work tomorrow and I found this video late in my evening. Why didn't I look to see how long the video was?
    LOL
    I am entranced and held captive.
    LOL
    :)

  37. Troy Alcorn

    Mean what you say and say what you mean or the reverse too. I love Ricky because he stayed true and never strayed away.
    We all struggle and maybe he did explore and make mistakes. I don't know because I am not him.
    My point is, he allowed us to see him from youth until now to see everything.
    I appreciate seeing people that keep the faith they started with and to keep it later in life because we all have our challenges from the beginning and in between to where we are now.
    :)

  38. M Merritt

    These guys just friggin rip man. Saw em 10 years ago live when Mr Mills was playing and God forgive me I forget the guitarist/vocals guys name. Anyway he stole the show singing Kentucky waltz.

    M Merritt

    OH! PAUL BREWSTER I THINK

  39. Austin Seagrave

    Looking forward to seeing them in Walhalla SC this Sunday. 400-seat venue. So excited!

  40. Ioni Creek

    I love Ricky skaggs! Can't wait til he comes to Bloomin Bluegrass in Farmers Branch Texas.

  41. Cecil Gibson

    Ricky is breath of fresh air in an era of over produced and vocal effected music! This is a man his band n their instruments nothing more! Check out Billy Strings and Julian Davis they are carrying this tradition on well

  42. bluegrassfan76

    Had to give this a thumbs up within about one minute of listening to it!

    steve prichard

    me too!

  43. james Ryan

    Love the playing of that violin

    dave bob

    Fiddle. City boys play a violin.

  44. FANJG24

    What is the name of the second song?

    FANJG24

    Crossville

  45. Francis Crittenden

    Ricky has an ok band.

    M Merritt

    Hahaha!

    Robert Marcum

    Francis must not know great music. This is a great band.

  46. Iñigo Acha Loroño

    Amazing concert !!! Ricky Skaggs is probably one of the best country musicians !!!